U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nicholas J. Patterson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Patterson is the son of Deborah and Michael T. Patterson of Alexandria.
He is a 2012 graduate of West Potomac High School, Alexandria. He earned an associate degree in 2015 from Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale.